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ALABAMA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Native American tribe Alabama meaning "thick cutters," from Choctaw albah "medicinal plants" and amo "to clear".
ALASKA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Derived from Russian Аляска (Alyaska), which in turn is derived from Aleut alaxsxaq meaning "object to which the action of the sea is directed". Alaska is the largest of the 50 American states, located northwest of the United States mainland and bordering Canada.
ALBANY   (Settlement)   English
Name of the capital in New York, renamed after British acquisition in 1664 in honor of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers.
ALBERTA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of one of the 12 provinces in Canada, named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Victoria, Queen of Canada, and Albert, Prince Consort.
ANDELLE   (River)   French
The name of a river in Normandy, France.
AREQUIPA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish (Latin American)
Legend says it comes from Ari-quepay "let's stay here" in Quechua.
ATLANTA   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Georgia, named by J. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad.
AVONLEA   (Settlement)   Literature (Rare)
Coined by author Lucy Maude Montgomery as a place name in her Anne of Green Gables series. She intended for Avonlea to echo the Avalon of Arthurian legends, an idyllic place of beauty. Literally means "grassy meadow" from an unknown element and the Old English leah "clearing, meadow"... [more]
BOSTON   (Settlement)   English
From a surname which was originally taken from an English place name meaning "Botwulf's stone". (It is likely that Botwulf was an ordinary landowner; later the place name became associated with the saint of the same name, Botulph, who built a monastery there in the 7th century.) A city in Massachusetts bears this name... [more]
BOULDER   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Colorado, from Middle English bulderston, from a Scandinavian source akin to Swedish dialectal bullersten "noisy stone", (Swedish buller "rumbling noise" + sten "stone".
BRIGHTON   (Settlement)   English
The name of an English city, meaning "bright town" in Old English.
BRONX   (Settlement)   English
Name of a borough in New York City, name after Swedish settler Jonas Bronck.
CALIFORNIA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish, English
Name of a state in the United States, and two states in Mexico. California was once believed to be an island, and was named after the fictional island, California, in Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo's novel 'Las Sergas de Esplandián'... [more]
CHARLESTON   (Settlement)   English
Place name meaning "Charles's town".
CHARLOTTE   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in North Carolina, named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen of Great Britain just seven years before the town's incorporation.
CHICAGO   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Illinois, from town founded in 1833, named from a Canadian French form of Algonquian sheka:ko:heki "place of the wild onion," or Ojibwa shika:konk "at the skunk place".
CUZCO   (Political Subdivision)   Quechua, Spanish (Latin American)
The name is said to mean "World's navel"
DALLAS   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Texas, possibly named in honor of American Vice President George Mifflin Dallas. Dallas is a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling".
DAMASCUS   (Settlement)   Arabic
The place name for the capital of Syria.
DELAWARE   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Delaware river, which was named after Lord De La Warr, from French de la guerre or de la werre literally "of the war".
DES MOINES   (Settlement)   English
Name of the capital and the most populous city in Iowa, which derived from Fort Des Moines, which was named for the Des Moines River. The French des Moines translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks".
DOVER   (Settlement)   English
Dover is a small, but important port town in Kent, Southern England. It is derived from the Brythonic Dubrās, meaning 'water' (Modern Welsh ddwfr, 'water, tears').... [more]
DUBLIN   (Settlement)   English, Croatian
From Irish dubh "black" "dark" referring to a dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
GEORGIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after King George II of Great Britain.
HOLLAND   (Region)   English (Modern)
The name of a region in The Netherlands which started as a county in medieval times, later (during the Renaissance) became a province in the Dutch Republic and which is nowadays divided into the two provinces Noord-Holland ("North Holland") and Zuid-Holland ("South Holland")... [more]
ITHACA   (Settlement)   Greek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."
JERICHO   (Settlement)   Biblical
A city near the Jordan River in Palestine.
JERUSALEM   (Settlement)   English
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and has been a centerpoint for Judaism, Islam and Christianity for thousands of years. The name means city of peace or abode of peace.
JOELTON   (Settlement)   English (Modern)
Means "Joel's town".
KILDARE   (Region)   Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
LIDICE   (Settlement)   Czech
Lidice is a village in the Czech Republic, which was completely destroyed by German Nazis in 1942. All people from Lidice, including over 100 children, were murdered. People and places all over the world have been named after the village to commemorate the massacre.
LIMA   (Settlement)   Spanish (Latin American)
Lima is a corruption of the name Rimac.
LYVENNET   (River)   English
MANITOBA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a province in Canada, from Cree manitou-wapow or Ojibwa manidoobaa, both meaning "straits of Manitou, the Great Spirit",
MARBEIIA   (Island)   Mexican
old abandond island
MARMARA   (Body of Water)   English (Modern, Rare)
Place name; the Sea of Marmara is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea in Turkey.
MEBANE   (Settlement)   English (Rare)
Mebane, NC
MELANESIA   (Region)   English
MIAMI   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Florida. The name was first mentioned by Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, a captive of Indians in southern Florida for 17 years, when he referred to what is now Lake Okeechobee as the "Lake of Mayaimi, which is called Mayaimi because it is very large"... [more]
MINNETONKA   (Settlement)   English
Name of a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, means "great water" from Dakota mni "river, stream" and tanka "freat".
MONTREAL   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Canada, from French le mont Royal "mont royal". Jacques Cartier named it after the nearby mountain, but it is uncertain how royal became real. A common explanation is that real is the Middle French form of Royal, but Cartier himself recorded le mont Royal when he named it.
NASHVILLE   (Settlement)   English
Name of the capital city in Tennessee, named after Gen. Francis Nash.
NEW HAMPSHIRE   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after Hampshire in England.
NEW JERSEY   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the largest of British channel islands Jersey.
NEW YORK   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of a city in that state, named after the then Duke of York, later King James II of England.
NINEVEH   (Settlement)   Babylonian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
A biblical place name, derived from the Babylonian Nina meaning "abundance" and associated with Nin-mah, goddess of Reproduction. Nineveh is a city located on the banks of the fertile Tigris River in Ancient Assyria.
ONTARIO   (Region)   English
PALO ALTO   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in California, from Spanish palo "(tree) stick" + alto "tall".
PASADENA   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in California, from Ojibwe pa-sa-de-na, meaning "valley of the valley" "crown of the valley" "key of the valley" or "hill of the valley". Although the Ojibwe had no ties to Southern California, Dr... [more]
PERU   (Country)   English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.... [more]
PORTLAND   (Settlement)   American
In America, it is most likely used as a place name in reference to Portland, Oregon.
RALEIGH   (Settlement)   English
Name of the capital in North Carolina, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island.
RHODE ISLAND   (Island & Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
RIMAC   (River)   Spanish (Latin American)
Rimac River, Rimac derives from quechua "Rimay" which means "to speak", Rimac River is called "the speaking river", "the river that babbles/chatters/speaks a lot", in some sense "the roaring river" or "the noisy river".
ROSEBERY   (Settlement)   English
Australian locational name.
SACRAMENTO   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in California, from Spanish sacramento, in honor of the Holy Sacrament.
SAN ANTONIO   (Settlement & River)   English
Means "Saint Anthony" from Spanish san "Saint" + Antonio, a Spanish form of the given name ANTHONY. The river was named after San Antonio de Padua by the first governor of Spanish Texas, Domingo Terán de los Ríos in 1691... [more]
SAN DIEGO   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in California, meaning "Saint Diego" from Spanish san "Saint" + the given name DIEGO.
SAN FRANCISCO   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in California, from the Spanish term for St. Francis of Assisi.
SAN JOSE   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in California, meaning "Saint Joseph" from Spanish san "Saint" + Jose, a Spanish form of JOSEPH.
SINGAPUR   (Country, Settlement & Island)   Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Croatian
Form of Singapore.
TINTAGEL   (Settlement)   English, Cornish
TOFINO   (Settlement)   English
Spanish explorer's name.
TRIBECA   (Settlement)   English
After the New York neighbourhood, ultimately derived from "TRIangle BElow CAnal street".
TUNISIA   (Country)   English, Italian, Galician
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), the name of the capital city of Tunisia (see Tunis, of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from Tanith, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
WICHITA   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Kansas, named after the Native American tribe Wichita. Possibly from Wichita We-chate hatchee, "Red Water River".
WINNIPEG   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Manitoba, Canada Ojibwe wiinibig "dirty waters", from wini "dirty" + nibi "water".
YONKERS   (Settlement)   English
Name of the 4th most populous city in New York state, a variant of Dutch Jonkers, jonker, "young gentleman", derived from Dutch jong "young".
YUKON   (Region)   English
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